17/22 for a 4x4 truck in any cab configuration with 305 ft-lbs sounds pretty great to me. Im already hoping for a wrecked on in a few years so I can swap it into my cruiser.

Car and driver gm 4.3

As a reference, that's more torque, and better mileage than all its competitors save for the ram on the freeway (8 speed autos...what can you do?)

+36 ft-lbs peaking200 rpm lower compared to the Ram V6

+27 ft-lbs peaking 100 rpm lower compared to the Ford V6